Srinagar, Jun 13: The Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Tuesday congratulated Gulzar Ahmad Wani on his release from jail after 16 years.
As such, a party delegation led by DFP secretary general Moulana Abdullah Tari visited Wani’s residence at Tapar, Pattan in north Kashmir.
On the occasion, Moulana while commenting on the hardships faced by Wani’s family said it took Indian judiciary 16 years to admit that Gulzar was innocent.
“This is a murder of law and justice,” Tari said, adding, “Indian authorities, agencies, and police are adopting a vengeful approach against Kashmiris and are ruining the career of the youth of the state by implicating them in fabricated cases.”
Moulana said there are dozens of Kashmiris languishing in various jails of India who had been either studying or doing business in Indian states. “There are scores of Kashmiris in jails of Rajasthan, Jaipur, and Tihar who have been implicated in false cases and impediments are being created in their legal processes to prolong their incarceration,” he said.
The DFP secretary general said dozens of prisoners (both in Kashmir and Indian jails) who are serving life sentence are not released. He said many among the political leaders and activists arrested during 2016 uprising were granted release orders but police by dishonouring the court orders didn’t release them and instead booked the prisoners under infamous PSA and shifted them to outside state jails.
Tari said contrary to the norm in civilised nations, the power-hungry people and those beating the drums of so-called ‘battle of ideas’ have decided to keep prisoners behind bars.
Demanding release of all prisoners, Moulana expressed hope that human rights bodies will use their good offices to secure the release of these prisoners. (KNS)